Apache Tika

Apache Tika – a content analysis toolkitThe Apache Tika™ toolkit detects and extracts metadata and text from over a thousand different file types (such as PPT, XLS, and PDF). All of these file types can be parsed through a single interface, making Tika useful for search engine indexing, content analysis, translation, and much more. You can find the latest release on the download page. Please see the Getting Started page for more information on how to start using Tika.

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How to remove “search with” and “visit” in Firefox’s address bar

How to remove “search with” and “visit” in Firefox’s address bar – gHacks Tech News

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Spotify on Android sluggishness

I was having performance issues with Spotify on Android, temporary lock ups, crashes, etc. This is on Android 5.0.1 (Marshmallow) on a Huawei Honor 7.

It seems to be due to the fact that my cache is on a Micro SD card… and I’d bought a “standard” (ie – slow) Kingston one. Copying my card to a new fast one (Samsung EVO+) and swapping them over *seems* to have fixed the issue.

Update: didn’t fix it, disabling nuplayer fixes it!

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Hilarious question on stackexchange

How do I deal with hiring reservations when resume is affected by brainsizing?

I have letters after my name: a certificate from the Sorbonne in French, a math/CS master’s from UIUC, a theology master’s from Cambridge, and other things that do not correspond to letters after my name: being an accomplished author, and a decade’s experience in front end. Oh, and teaching myself Latin didn’t get me any letters after my name, or going beyond my coursework in Greek.

Of course you do.

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Getting lcdproc to work with systemd

lcdproc was starting before /dev/ttyUSB0 was up

  1. cp /usr/lib/systemd/system/lcdd.service /etc/systemd/system/lcdd@.service
  2. Modify lcdd@.service to look like below:
    [Unit]
    Description=LCD display driver
    #After=syslog.target
    BindTo=dev-%i.device
    After=dev-%i.device syslog.target

    [Service]
    Type=forking
    ExecStart=/usr/bin/LCDd -c /etc/LCDd.conf
    #ControlGroup=cpu:/

    [Install]
    WantedBy=multi-user.target

  3. systemctl enable lcdd@ttyUSB0.service
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TOMAHAWK – fantastic audio player

Source: TOMAHAWK

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Migrating WordPress from apache 2.2 to apache 2.4

You might want to run apache 2.4 on a non-standard port while you are getting things working, WordPress will redirect the hit to the standard URL preventing testing.

So add something like this to the top of your wp-config.php:

// stay on new server
if ( $_SERVER['SERVER_PORT'] == 8999 ) {
define('WP_HOME','http://jamespo.org.uk:8999/wp');
define('WP_SITEURL','http://jamespo.org.uk:8999/wp');
}

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Run your own proxy server to watch BBC iPlayer outside the UK

 Run your own proxy server to watch BBC iPlayer outside the UK

Using a cheap VPS, BIND & sniproxy.

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Soundcloud for desktop Windows/Mac/Linux. No need to install and media keyboard support

Soundcloud for desktop Windows/Mac/Linux.

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MIST FPGA computer

I want one of these FPGA hardware emulators for ST, Amiga etc but 200 Euros is a bit steep.

Source: Lotharek`s Lair

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